Greenhouse Millipede Oxidus gracilis Non-native    Synonyms: Kepolydesmus sontus, Orthomorpha dasys, Orthomorpha gracilis, Paradesmus dasys.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Diplopoda   >   Order Polydesmida   >   Family Paradoxosomatidae   >   Genus Oxidus   

Status:

Originally from Asia, the Greenhouse Millipede has colonized every continent via human assistance. It is expected throughout Maryland and North America.

Description:

"In our area, pretty much any millipede with transverse grooves on each segment will be in the Family Paradoxosomatidae. Unless you are in one of the Gulf Coast states or California, the only option will be a Greenhouse Millipede, Oxidus gracilis." (J. Brown/BugGuide)

There are 75 records in the project database.

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Greenhouse Millipede larvae in Howard Co., Maryland (8/9/2019). Determined by Jeff Brown/BugGuide. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/5/2019). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/11/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Washington Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). Verified by Derek Hennen/BugGuide. Photo by Derek Hudgins. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/8/2016). Verified by Jeff Brown/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/3/2016). Verified by Jeff Brown/BugGuide. Photo by Derek Hudgins. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Determined by Derek Hennen/BugGuide. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/20/2020). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/24/2018). Verified by Kurt Harden (NEON). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/7/2020). Verified by Jeff Brown/BugGuide. Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/1/2013). Verified by Derek Hennen/BugGuide. Photo by Lori Byrne. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/23/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Greenhouse Millipede in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/11/2020). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore (Maryland) via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/22/2013). Photo by Even Dankowicz. (MBP list)

A Greenhouse Millipede in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/3/2014). Determined by Derek Hennen/BugGuide. Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Greenhouse Millipede juveniles in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/8/2006). Determined by Rowland Shelley. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Greenhouse Millipede in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/5/2022). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Greenhouse Millipede in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/23/2021). (c) jack, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by jack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Greenhouse Millipedes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/14/2019). (c) wildlymistaken, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by wildlymistaken via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Greenhouse Millipedes in Charles Co., Maryland (4/30/2021). (c) Tim Emhoff, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Emhoff via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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